MAXIMILIEN LUCE | VUE DE MÉRÉVILLE
Journey through France: A Private Collection of Post-Impressionist Paintings
(1858 - 1941)
VUE DE MÉRÉVILLE
Signed Luce (lower right)
Oil on board
14⅞ by 19 ⅝ in. (37.8 by 49.8 cm)
Framed: 22⅝ by 27½ in. (57.5 by 69.9 cm)
Denise Bazetoux has kindly confirmed the authenticity of this work.
The board is sound. In the left half of the top edge, there are some abrasions and associated losses to the top layer of the board. In a couple areas along the upper left edge and right lower edge, there are minor abrasions to the pigment and the top layer of the board. There is one nailhead sized loss to the pigment in the light purple pigments of the sky near the upper center edge. There is a three-inch crease to the board extending inward from the top of the right edge. Under UV inspection, no retouching is evident. The work is in good condition.
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Galerie Durand-Ruel, Paris
Galerie Druet, Paris
Private Collection (and sold: Sotheby's, New York, October 7, 2010, lot 34)
Acquired at the above sale